Tag Archives: Guyana

Guyana Holds First-Ever LGBT Pride Parade [VIDEO]

Demerara Waves reports: Guyana held its first gay pride parade, with the country’s gay rights activists accusing the three-year old government as well as the opposition of breaking their election campaign promises to outlaw discrimination against vulnerable groups. “We are saying enough of the rhetoric, enough of the promises. It is time to make good on the legislative changes that …

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GUYANA: Government Announces Public Referendum On Decriminalizing Homosexuality, No Date Set

The Guyana Chronicle reports: Guyanese will soon have a chance to vote on whether they believe homosexuality should remain a criminal act or if those laws which criminalise it should be struck down via a referendum. The Government made this announcement in a letter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) following the 161st Ordinary Period of Sessions which …

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US To Guyana: Get Better On LGBT Rights

Speaking to journalists in the capital of Guyana this week, US Ambassador Brent Hardt said that the small South American nation must work to decriminalize homosexuality and embrace LGBT rights. Ambassador Hardt said the Guyana government has been making a positive step with a National Consultation on LGBT issues but he noted that “conversation and dialogue must lead to action …

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